Luck is everything. But when luck meets passion and a work ethic, the impact can be seismic. I’ve been lucky countless times in my life but none so much as when I stumbled into the snowboard world at the end of the 80s. It was a risky prospect to walk away from the tried and true route of post secondary education and career to plow headlong into this new thing that was, at the time, mostly regarded as a fad and a joke.
Snowboarding was the thing that my life had been leading to though, and it seemed less of a risk and more of a duty to find out where it would take me. So I strapped in, made a commitment, and worked my ass off. And it took me around the world. By the time I was 25 I had seen more of the planet than my parents and most of my friends, and I was getting paid well to do it.
That road eventually led to doing creative work with brands both large and small and in 2019 I am working on projects that challenge me and allow me to work with people I respect. Eventually every road leads back to the mountain.